SOMC is now offering Fibroscan®
– a painless, noninvasive alternative to liver biopsy
What is Fibroscan
Fibroscan is an accurate, non-invasive, diagnostic test
for managing patients with liver disease. It is FDA-approved and covered by most insurance carriers.
How does Fibroscan work?
FibroScan works by emitting a pulse of energy which the machine then qauntifies. The speed of this energy will immediately provide the results of the liver stiffness. Fibroscan is completed in the ultrasound department, which means a liver ultrasound can be completed in the same visit.
Is Fibroscan right for you?
FibroScan is a useful test in almost every patient
who has liver steatosis or needs fibrosis staging. The
test can have limitations with patients who have
ascites, individuals who are morbidly obese, and/or patients who have large amounts of chest wall fat.
How can Fibroscan benefit you?
- Quick (takes 10-15 minutes)
- The examined area is 100x the size of a needle biopsy
- Covered by most insurance plans